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Colorado - Winter Park

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Welcome to Winter Park, Colorado


General Information ¤ Trail Maps ¤ Summer Attractions ¤ Winter Attractions


 

 

General Information

    Winter Park began as two small settlements, Old Town and Hideaway Park. Old Town came into existence because of the construction taking place on the Moffat Tunnel. Hideaway Park was a village that began in 1932 and quickly developed into the fourth town in the valley. Hideaway Park was developed and built by L.O. "Doc" Graves, a merchant in the valley since 1922. Doc began by building 26 tourist cabins and a cafe and service station called "Doc's Place." He also installed a water wheel on Vasquez Creek to generate all the electricity necessary to operate his business. The village grew rapidly, considering that the entire country was in the depth of a serious depression at that time. The construction of a water tunnel parallel to the existing Moffatt railroad tunnel had a positive effect on the local economy. Over a stretch of two years, the village added three more businesses — a saloon, a garage, and a nightclub — and nearly doubled in population.

    The Town of Winter Park is a Home Rule Municipality located in Grand County, Colorado, United States. As of 2000, the town had a total population of 662, however during peak tourist season the population grows significantly. It is home to the Winter Park Resort, a well-known ski resort which is owned by the City and County of Denver and managed by Intrawest. Although the town center is at about 9,000 feet[5], Winter Park is the highest incorporated town in the United States after the July 2006 annexation of 5,214 acres of Winter Park Ski Resort to allow new on-mountain improvements. The area also has abundant cross-country skiing opportunities, including Devil's Thumb Ranch. In the spring and summer, Winter Park is known for mountain biking, concerts, hiking and fishing.

 

 

Trail Maps

Click on any image for a larger view of trails.

 

 

 

Summer Attractions

 

Other Activities

    Fishing | Golf | Horseback Riding | Wagon Rides

 

 

Winter Attractions

 

Other Activities

    Snowshoeing | Cross Country Skiing | Ice Skating | Hot Springs/Swimming

 

 

 

 

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